by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This is a product development that all dorks will unite and embrace for. Longer lasting device batteries!
There have not been any significant efficiency improvements on the battery side for many years. The improvements to battery life in smartphones and tablets the past few years have been largely only related to bigger batteries and smarter and more battery efficient devices and operating systems.
And with the push for battery hungry 4G devices and larger screen sizes, it is getting harder and harder for device manufacturers to keep ahead of the battery life curve. But that's about to change.
Researchers at Northwestern University have now developed a Lithium-Ion battery that will provide 10x the life of equivalent sized Li batteries on the market today. Not only will the hold a charge longer, but they will charge faster and will be more reliable...enduring more charge cycles with less charge capacity loss over time.
Can you imagine only having to charge your power hungry device only once per week? Or, even the most inefficient 4G device could get you easily through 24 hours, even with non-stop usage.
I don't know about you, but this is one of the things I have been waiting a long time for. But we are going to have to wait a while longer. Production is at least three years off.